Public Feedback Sought on Capped Assessment Program

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

October 1, 2010 2:37 PM

Nova Scotians have an opportunity to offer input as the province
reviews the Capped Assessment Program.

"The Capped Assessment Program has an impact on property owners and municipalities across Nova Scotia," said Ramona Jennex, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. "That is why we are showing genuine leadership by gathering as much input as we can."

The Capped Assessment Program (CAP) limits how much an eligible residential or resource property's assessment can increase in a given year. Annual assessments are used to calculate property taxes.

Government committed to review the program in 2010, and the process is underway. Along with public input feedback is being sought from other parties including municipalities and the commercial sector.

Nova Scotians can participate:
-- on-line at http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/muns/cap.asp
-- by phone, 902-722-1216 (local calls) or 1-877-817-4445 (toll free)
-- by e-mail, MunicipalServices2010CAPReview@gov.ns.ca,
-- or mail, 2010 CAP review team, 1505 Barrington St., P.O. Box 216, Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

The deadline for comments is Nov. 30.


FOR BROADCAST USE:

     Nova Scotians have an opportunity to offer input as the

province reviews the Capped Assessment Program.

     The program sets limits on how much an eligible residential

or resource property's assessment can increase in a given year.

     Annual assessments are used to calculate property taxes.

     The province committed to review the Capped Assessment

Program in 2010, and work is underway. People can participate in

an on-line survey, or submit comments by phone, e-mail or mail.

     The deadline for comments is November 30th.

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Media Contact: Lori Errington
              Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
              902-424-2733
              E-mail: erringlz@gov.ns.ca